Statement of Faith and Teaching

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Statementof faith and Teaching

 

We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God; inerrant as originally given, verbally inspired by God, the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for salvation and conduct. ( 2 Timothy 3:15-16)

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons , namely the Father ,the Son and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4Mark 12:29Matt 28:192 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers

(Isaiah 7:14,Matthew 1:23,Hebrews 7:26,1 Peter 2:22,Acts 2:22, 10:38,2 Corinthians 5:21,Hebrews 9:12,Luke 24:39,1 Corinthians 15:4,Acts 1:9,Ephesians 4:8-10,Romans 8:34,Hebrews 7:25,1Corinthians 15:22-24,1 Thessalonians 4:13-18,Revelation 20:1-6)

We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression.

(Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7Romans 5:12-21) We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His Blood we have Redemption.

(Titus 2:11, 3:5-7Romans 10:8-151, Corinthians 15:3-4) This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

(John 3:5-6,James 1:18,1 Peter 1:23,1 John 5:1) We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water.

(Matt. 28:19,Acts 10:47-48,Acts 2:38-39) All believers are entitled to and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ; that the full consummation of the Baptism of the believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit give utterances and by the subsequent manifestation of the gifts and fruits of the Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-6; 1:8; 2:4; 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 19:2-6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today.

(1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28,Ephesians 4:7-16) We believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God.

(1 Peter 1:14-16,Hebrews 12:14,1 Thessalonians 5:23,1 John 2:6) We believe that deliverance from sickness, by Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement.

(Isaiah 53:4-5,Matthew 8:16-17,James 5:13-16) We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread (Holy Communion )

(Luke 22:14-20,1 Corinthians 11:20-34) The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfilment of His great commission; and that a divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry have the two fold purposes of evangelization of the world and the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).

In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of those who are asleep in Christ, and the rapture of those who are alive and remain in the coming of the Lord, is eminent and is the blessed hope of the Church (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 We believe in the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life.

(Daniel 12:2-3,John 5:28-29,1 Corinthians 15:22-24,Matthew 25:46,2 Thessalonians 1:9Revelation 20:10-15) We believe in the Great Commission; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth

Practical Commitments Ireland Pentecostal assembly offers its members guidelines for Christian living.

Spiritual Example: Demonstrate commitment to Christ through the practice of the spiritual disciplines (prayer, praise, worship, confession, fasting, meditation and Bible study); demonstrate commitment to the body of Christ through loyalty to God and commitment to his church; and demonstrate commitment to the work of Christ through good stewardship.

Moral Purity: Engage in activities which glorify God in the body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh. Sinful practices condemned include: "homosexuality, adultery, worldly attitudes (such as hatred, envy, jealousy), corrupt communication (such as gossip, angry outbursts, filthy words), stealing, murder, drunkenness and witchcraft". Christians are to read, watch and listen to those things which are of positive benefit to spiritual well-being and not to attend or watch performances of a demoralizing nature.

Personal Integrity: Live in a manner that inspires trust and confidence, bearing the fruit of the Spirit and seeking to manifest the character of Christ in all behaviour.

Family Responsibility: The family is foundational to society and the church; Christian worship and discipleship should begin in the home. Marriage is a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman; the only biblical allowance for divorce is fornication. Remarriage after divorce should only occur after a thorough understanding of and submission to scriptural instructions. God created men and women with different characteristics and different responsibilities. Divine harmony is maintained when the husband is head of the home, parents nurture and admonish their children, and children obey and honour their parents.

Behavioural Temperance: Practice temperance in behaviour (self-control and moderation) and abstain from activities and attitudes which are offensive to others or which lead to addiction or enslavement, such as "abstain from all alcoholic beverages and other habit-forming and mood-altering chemical substances and refrain from the use of tobacco in any form, marijuana and all other addictive substances, and further, must refrain from any activity (such as gambling or gluttony) which defiles the body as the temple of God or which dominates and enslaves the spirit that has been made free in Christ".

Modest Appearance: Demonstrate the scriptural principle of modesty (chaste in thought and conduct) by appearing and dressing in a manner that will enhance Christian testimony and will avoid pride, elaborateness or sensuality.

Social Obligation: Fulfil obligations to society by being good citizens, by correcting social injustices, and by protecting the sanctity of life (abortion and euthanasia of aged, mentally incompetent, terminally ill and otherwise handicapped, for reasons of personal convenience, social adjustment or economic advantage, are morally wrong).